16 eerie-sistible podcasts to amp you up for Halloween
It’s the end of October and we’ve collected some of the best, the spookiest, and the Halloweeniest podcasts around. On our pretty fleshed-out list of frighteningly fantastic shows, you’ll find campfire stories to send shivers down your spine, disturbing true crime podcasts, radio programs from deserted towns, Satanic Panics, and American moral madness, and much more.
Scary movie podcasts also top off our list. So take a listen, if you dare, to our petrifying Halloween selections.
Snapped Judgment Presents: Spooked
Prepare to be “Spooked” with Luminary’s podcast filled with firsthand supernatural stories told by people who still can’t believe what happened. Glynn Washington has hosted the storytelling podcast for 7 seasons. Tune in for scary tales about a hotel hellscape, haunted homes, mysterious creatures, ghost soldiers, sketchy roads, and much more in weekly episodes.
Jon Grilz finds the creepiest creepypastas, urban legends, and more in his horror series, “Creepy.” In daily episodes presented by Bloody FM, listeners will hear stories including “Don’t Go Out Looking for the Jack ‘O’ Mantern,” “The Devil’s Drink,” “The Magic Words,” and “What Lies Beyond the Cornfields.” Each episode features multiple stories by different writers. There are episodes with chilling fall lore like why you should leave a pumpkin and dead animal outside your door on Halloween at 3AM.
“Morbid” is a funny true crime podcast hosted by autopsy technician Alaina and hairstylist Ash. The duo were raised like sisters even though they are aunt and niece. Hear about crimes, lore, spooky history, mysteries, and “lighthearted nightmares” on weekly episodes.
Since 2006, Brian Dunning has been sharing the science behind well-known urban legends. “Skeptoid’s” weekly episodes cover aliens, UFO reports, conspiracy theories, mysteries, alternative medicine schemes, paranormal claims, and much more.
We love a podcast movie and “Ghostwriter” delivers to the creepiest degree! This C13Features psychological drama stars Kate Mara and Adam Scott whose characters toe the line of reality. Kate’s character ghostwrites an eccentric billionaire’s murder mystery novel and so many questions arise. Is the billionaire’s story actually fiction? This scary and suspenseful tale will have you at the edge of your seat. To hear more from Kate and Adam, check out their interview with Podsauce.
Full Body Chills
From audiochuck comes “Full Body Chills.” Ashley Flowers, the creator of “Crime Junkie,” “Supernatural,” “International Infamy,” and more standout podcasts tells an original campfire story every episode. Just imagine someone holding a flashlight under their chin and the smell of smoke and you’ll be right there with Flowers in “Full Body Chills.”
From the original creators of the television show by the same title, “Unsolved Mysteries” is presenting all new cold cases and creepy occurrences. Host Steve French is looking for answers in this Cadence13 podcast, whether it’s a mysterious death, paranormal ordeal, or killer on the loose.
Last Podcast on the Left
“Last Podcast On The Left” covers all things horror from hauntings and mysteries to serial killers, cults, cryptids, and demons. Hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks, and Henry Zebrowski share both real and fake stories in over 750 episodes.
And That’s Why We Drink
“And That’s Why We Drink” is one of the funniest, spookiest, and booziest podcasts hosted by Em Schulz and Christine Schiefer. Episodes dive into paranormal activity, creepy dolls, UFOs, murders, weird tales, and unknown mysteries.
“American Hysteria” is looking at the moral panics, conspiracy theories, and urban legends that have shaped American society and culture. From the killer clown phase to the Blair Witch hoax, children’s programming conspiracies and Disneyfication, host Chelsey Weber-Smith tells the stories that have shaped the reality we share and the reality we don’t.
From Audacy’s C13Features, “Treat” is a new supernatural podcast movie featuring Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s Kiernan Shipka. Add it to your Halloween movie list, because things are about to get creepy in Dry Creek, Massachusetts. Allie learns of her town’s secrets when she witnesses the Halloween bus filled with sunken in, empty-eyed children. With nowhere to run, every town residents’ life is in her hands.
The Ringer’s 8-part series, “Halloween Unmasked” unpacks the legendary film franchise with host and film critic Amy Nicholson. Episodes explore John Carpenter’s work, Jamie Lee Curtis playing the iconic scream queen, and analyze the masked killer Michael Myers.
Welcome to Night Vale
Since 2012, we’ve been receiving bi-monthly updates from the small, supernatural-riddled desert town of Night Vale. Every conspiracy theory is true and there is nowhere to hide. Listen to “Welcome to Night Vale” to catch up on what’s happening inside this strange, strange township this Halloween.
13 Days of Halloween
Grim & Mild’s “13 Days of Halloween” is launching its 3rd season, “Devil’s Night.” In this fiction series, a 12-year-old boy and his dog are a long way from home and hope to find their way back on the year’s most dangerous night. The duo navigates the chaos and mayhem, but will they survive?
The Strange and Unusual Podcast
Wondery’s “The Strange and Unusual Podcast” covers superstitions, folklore, the unknown, and some of the most mysterious elements of our lives. From ghost stories and rituals to urban legends and monsters, learn more about the histories behind these topics.
Horror Movie Talk
If you’re looking for movies to add to your Halloween watch list, “Horror Movie Talk” may have a suggestion or two. Every week, this podcast covers horror classics and new releases. Honest, opinionated, and unintentionally very funny, “Horror Movie Talk” is coming in clutch, bearing the brunt of the blood, guts, gore, and jump scares to give you their reviews.